The InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa in Bora Bora, French Polynesia has received a “Special Achievement Award for Outstanding Environmental Initiatives” from luxury magazine Global Traveler in recognition of the the sustainable seawater air conditioning system used at the luxury resort.
The unique environmentally sustainable air conditioning system a 7,874 foot pipe that feeds very cooled water to the hotel for the Bora Bora reef. Using a titanium heat exchanger, the cold water is transferred into a fresh water circuit that cools the hotel and is then delivered back into the ocean.
According to Global Traveler, the air conditioning system is carbon neutral and saves 90 per cent of the electricity used using a traditional air conditioning system.
The InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa was also included in the Conde Nast Traveler’s “2014 Gold List”, and the “Top 25 Luxury Hotels in the South Pacific” by TripAdvisor, as well as achieving “EarthCheck Silver Certification.